This is singularly the most personally influential quote I've ever heard. I first heard it when I was a Health Insurance Agent in the 70s. I read the book, "Think and Grow Rich". I read everything I could about Napoleon Hill once I heard this quote. It was like the quote turned on a light bulb in my heart. He was such a positive thinker. It amazed me. I had never thought of the idea that the mind was that intelligent. At my young 21 years, did not know what a goal was but certainly knew what dreams and desires to better myself were. I just didn't know how to put the two together. That was the year that I first really remember getting frustrated with hearing people talk about their goals and really started trying to figure out how to achieve one.
The main obstacle or problem was, I had a personal influence who was oppressing and at that time I was not strong enough to realize it, or figure out how to grow around it and flourish. If you plant a seed and then put a rock in it's way, the seed will continue to grow roots in an effort to try to push itself up through the rock. It never gives up trying to seek the sun. It takes a break while getting stronger, but finally, it will figure a way to go around the rock or up through it in its desperate measure to reach the light...Isn't that what we do? Can we figure out how to break through the rocks in our lives and become victorious? Yes!
Whenever I came up with an idea of how I could achieve something, there was an outside influence which kept telling me to give up...it will never happen...I wasn't worth it....I had no real value...Who would ever listen to me. I gave up my dream of finishing college because my 1st husband was upset that I might find someone and leave him.
I never gave up my entrepreneurial ideas and I continued to raise 5 children over 37 years while working in the following fields...Dental Assistant, Aetna Admin Assistant, night time newspaper delivery, childcare 18 years, swim instructor (taught 22 babies to swim), diving instructor for Newbury Park High School, seamstress, costume designer, Tupperware, Avon, Amway, Novelist, Craft Boutique with crafts in 4 stores (California), Contributing Reporter for the Ventura County Star, Website designer and expense specialist for TBG, a call center operator, Call Center Manager, A call Center Assistant Account Executive for Kaiser's Medical Products, for Skechers, for Sam and Libbys, for The Right Start Baby Catalog, and product Senior Trainer for Desert of the Month, Miss Grace Lemon Cake and Mrs. Beasley's Muffins and was instrumental in starting the Amgen Orchestra in 2007 and was their Soloist, became an autodidact website designer and did countless websites for other women who had dreams, Genealogist, Office Manager for Arizona Shutters and Blinds and Web Designer for same, Avon top Sales for my district for 5 years running and Top Recruiter for same. So what was my dream and what were my goals about? Well, during the hard years, my goal was to make enough money to feed my children and not have to beg for money from their father. My dreams were to be a teacher and in many ways I fulfilled those dreams.
My dream was to inspire others to reach their potential. Teaching has always been one of my passions. When I taught Customer Service Representatives, I was really in my element. I'm not telling you all this to brag, but to show you that no matter what horrible thing happened, I persevered. I stayed the course. I never lost my Faith in someone looking over me. I knew my Heavenly Father had a plan for me. I ran the race and in the most primitive meaning, I won. Everything I experienced has prepared me for each new day I experience now.
The point of this is to show you that you can accomplish whatever you want to in this life. Think Big, then use your Avon income to salt away the cash to make your dreams come true. Speak with your Leaders about what you want and they will be eager to help you create a plan for success. The most important thing that I can tell you love your customers as a hen loves her chicks and they will be loyal. The next most important thing is to be kind to one person.....yourself. Sometimes the biggest enemy we know is living between our ears. Negative self talk within your brain, is devastating to your self esteem. Your negative voice might be telling you that you can't jump over an obstacle, constantly doubting yourself, telling yourself that your mistakes cannot be fixed are not what you need. Choose to do little things for your business each day and remarkable things will happen. Just get to know 3 people every day and give out your books and you will amaze yourself.
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